Adler, Tom

Designer and publisher of surpassingly elegant photo books on surf culture; based in Santa Barbara, California; best known for his work with blue chip surf photographers such as Don James and Jeff Divine.

Adler was born (1950) and raised in Long Beach, the son of an aerospace engineer father and a stay-at-home mother. He learned to ride waves at age 14 in the mostly closed-out walls of nearby Seal Beach, and by the time he moved north to attend college at UC Santa Barbara (BA, Comparative Li...